Thursday, April 30, 2009


These recent photos taken by HAA Vice President and member Nicky Watts showcase HAA affiliate member and mural artist Ozzy Villate in his element, applying the finishing touches to his "Promise" mural, which he has been painting with love and conviction on the side of the Rainbow Club Casino for the past two months. Ozzy began painting his mural on February 25th and will complete this wonderful work just in time for Mother's Day weekend and ArtFest in Henderson, a major weekend event.

The official unveiling of "Promise" will be kicking things off this year's ArtFest, next Friday evening on Water Street, to an expected packed crowd. This is the 12th Annual occurrence of the much-anticipated Henderson event that reportedly attracts over 40,000 attendees a year.

An HAA table will be set up for the sale of new HAA t-shirts. WE COULD USE VOLUNTEERS TO MAN THE TABLE. And we welcome any and all help and participation for other Henderson events all year long. As for ArtFest: Come one. Come all.

If you're already an HAA member and available to help out or interested in membership, please get in touch with us here:

Additional photos from HAA member Nabila Khanam should be forthcoming and will be posted here after tomorrow.

Find out more about what's going on, when, where, and for how long, at the following links:

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Few New Members

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to new Henderson Art Association members Ed Klein, Debora Herrera, and Brian Daley. They are the most recent additions to our growing body of artists and the first to be welcomed in 2009.

As a reminder to all members and artists seeking membership, jurying is the first step of the membership process. Fulfilling the balance of dues is the second. Dues, along with show entry fees, proceeds from fundraisers, and percentage of art sales, are what allow our organization to cover operational costs. Despite not having a brick and mortar gallery at this time, we have plenty of expenses to cover. So, should you have total or partial outstanding membership dues, please submit the balance.

Look for new members (and existing) to be featured here shortly.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Who Made the Blog Today? Ed Hoag

HAA artist Ed Hoag's work is derivative of and inspired by his background as landscape architect and educator. He is currently Associate Professor Emeritus from Texas A&M University as well as Signature Member of the Nevada Watercolor Society and Texas Watercolor Society.

Ed has traveled extensively in Italy and to a lesser extent in the western United States and Mexico, and he is represented by galleries in Texas and New Mexico. His work has been accepted into many regional and national juried shows and exhibitions. He teaches classes and workshops in and around the Las Vegas area.

Ed works in oils and watercolors. Landscapes, architecture, and wildlife are among his favorite subjects. He only paints what he has seen and experienced. His style emphasizes the effects of light upon his subjects and varies from representational to impressionistic, depending upon his mood.

Ed can be contacted via email at

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Call For Entries: Village Arts Festival

Mark your calendars. The Village Arts Festival at Lake Las Vegas will be taking place Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, 2009. You're invited to join painters, potters, sculptors, glass artists, photographers, and other members of the artistic community in the unique atmosphere of the Tuscan-themed village square.

Over 50 fine artists selected from around the country exhibit their work along the breathtaking Lake Las Vegas shore.

The festival is a production of The Boulder City Art Guild.

Download an application form online at

Find out more at or by phone at 702.293.2139.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Upcoming Juried Show: Celebrating Life! 2009

Mark your calendars. The Celebrating Life! 2009 Juried Fine Art Competition will be taking place May 12th and 13th, featuring the work of active adults age 50 or better. Entries are due on May 12th and 13th at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.

A Reception and Awards Ceremony will follow on Friday, May 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Awards will be presented at 6:30. The exhibition will remain on display at the Charleston Heights Arts Center from May 22nd until July 1st, 2009.

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Honorable Mention will receive a plaque.

There are restrictions to participant eligibility. For further information, please call 702.229.1012 or visit

View images from last year's show here: City of Las Vegas Arts Commission - Celebrating Life! 2008

Boulder City Fine Arts Festival

Mark your calendars. The 24th Annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th, 2009. Each day the festival will run from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in Boulder City's beautiful Bicentennial Park.

The event is sponsored by the Boulder City Art Guild. Find out more information here.